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M Venkaiah Naidu lays wreath at Jallianwala Bagh memorial

AMRITSAR: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu visited Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar Saturday and paid tributes to martyrs on the 100th anniversary of the British colonial generation massacre. The massacre took place at Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar throughout the Baisakhi competition on April 13, 1919, when troops of the British Indian Army under the command of Colonel Reginald Dyer opened hearth at a crowd of people conserving a pro-independence demonstration, leaving a number of dead and rankings injured.

The commemoration rite was organised by way of the ministry of tradition.

Naidu paid his respects by way of hanging a wreath on the memorial and listened hymns being sung by way of Sikh clergymen at Jallianwala Bagh stage, an official said, including the vice-president additionally launched a commemorative coin and a postage stamp to mark the centenary.

He was appraised about the proposed works for revitalization of the memorial and watched a power-point presentation regarding it.

In the visitor ebook Naidu wrote, "I believe extraordinarily humbled as I pay might homage to the martyrs who scarified their lives preventing the evil hegemony of the oppressive British rule. I salute the martyrs who scarified their lives in this very spot 100 years in the past.

"This position and the centenary commemoration rite evoke in me a deep sense of unhappiness on the tragic loss of human lives and also a profound sense of professional pride on the lasting legacy of conviction and courage that these courageous soldiers of Indian freedom movement have bequeathed to us."

"May the legacy inspire every Indian to succeed in better heights of resolute resistance to oppression and exploitation. May the indelible scars on nationwide consciousness foster a way of nationwide pride along with a redoubled willpower to spread India's undying message of non violent co-existence around the globe," he additionally wrote.

The vice-president later tweeted that Jallianwala Bagh massacre was a reminder to each one in all us as to how hard gained and precious our freedom is.

"History isn't an insignificant chronicle of events. It shows us the depths to which wicked minds can plunge and cautions us to learn from the past. It additionally tells us that the power of evil is brief," he said

Naidu called on the countrymen to draw courses from history and paintings to form a better future.

He additionally spoke about the want for the world group to come together to promote everlasting peace in the entire corners of the globe and make certain that sustainable development of the planet turns into the watchword all the time and at all ranges from colleges to summits of worldwide leaders.

The vice-president additionally visited a photo exhibition at Jallianwala Bagh showcasing 45 panels devoted to the massacre, including excerpts from the newspapers of the time, letters of Mahatma Gandhi, Rabindranath Tagore and other prominent leaders.

Punjab governor V P Singh Badnore, secretary Arun Goel and senior officials of Central and state governments have been present on the match.

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